Pathways To Success: Strategies For Academic & Personal Growth

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These 8 StudentLingo workshops are designed to enhance student success and achievement during college and beyond. Each workshop in this package is tailored to address specific areas of student development. The price is per institution with unlimited access for all your students.

10 Habits of Mind for College Success


A wide variety of factors contribute to student success and achievement during the college years and beyond. Research suggests that student success and engagement are influenced as much by certain attitudes, and predispositions as by particular skill sets and levels of preparedness--in other words, Habits of Mind. These habits have the potential to shape both academic and social engagement and lifelong success. This StudentLingo will explore the ten habits of mind that promote the psychological mindsets and behaviors that cultivate success in college and in life.


  • Understand theories of learning, personality, and motivation that inform student success
  • Learn affective variables that mediate success
  • Identify potential roadblocks to their growth and development
  • Examine the habits of mind for college achievement and lifelong success
  • Identify the resources on campus that will help cultivate these habits
  • Reflect and imagine how to apply these habits to future experiences

Developing Critical Thinking Skills


The role of colleges and universities is to ready their students to work and thrive in the 21st century. Simultaneously, employers report that their employees face more complex challenges than they have in the past. As a result, employer priorities for college learning and student success have evolved to include the cognitive skills that can be applied across all disciplines and majors. The purpose of cultivating these critical thinking skills is to meet the demands of our rapidly changing, fast-paced world. This workshop helps students to begin to develop the critical thinking skills to live and learn in a global environment.


  • Identify the key steps to ready themselves to cultivate their critical thinking skills
  • Examine the definition of critical thinking and explore the complexity of this cognitive skill set
  • Learn the vocabulary associated with critical thinking
  • Reflect on the qualities of critical thinkers
  • Consider how their critical thinking works in practice

How To Work In Groups: Creating A Productive & Positive Learning Experience


Today’s students expect to be engaged by their environment with participatory learning activities, and group work is an ideal way to provide this type of learning experience. In this workshop, students will learn about the importance of group dynamics and how it influences their participation and productivity when interacting in groups. Students will learn tips, strategies, and effective group processes that they can apply and benefit from when participating in a variety of groups (study groups, group projects, group work in the classroom, etc.). The skills learned in this workshop are transferable when interacting in groups outside of class, such as clubs, sports teams, student organizations, and ultimately in the work environment, helping them be more well-rounded, skilled, and effective in their interactions.


  • Explore potential groups in higher education settings such as study groups, group work in the classroom, group projects, and group papers
  • Discover group dynamics and roles, and the implications for group processes
  • Look at the stages of group development
  • Discuss effective communication strategies
  • Learn to pre-empt problems students encounter when working in a group.
  • Examine ways to support team formation and team management

Overcoming Procrastination: Causes & Cures


Inextricably linked to time management and academic goal setting are the concepts of motivation and procrastination. Students may be able to motivate themselves to the point where they’ve planned how they’ll use their time, and they’ve even clearly set the academic goals they’d like to achieve, yet many just don’t follow through and use their schedules, even though they made them. They just can’t seem to get motivated. Why is this? What is motivation exactly? How does procrastination affect motivation? In this session, you will learn strategies to combat procrastination and ways to get motivated to reach your goals and achieve academically.


  • What thoughts, feelings, and attitudes fuel procrastination behavior
  • The consequences of procrastination
  • How to gain control over procrastination
  • To identify replacement activities
  • Anti-procrastination behaviors and habits
  • Solutions for combating procrastination

Setting & Accomplishing Realistic Goals


Students aren’t born knowing how to set effective goals, but it is a skill that can be taught. Goal-setting is an important behavior management skill that can support students to sustain motivation and achieve success. According to research in business and general psychology, goal-setting works to help individuals focus efforts, stay motivated, and prolong persistence (Weinberg and Gould, 2010). This interactive workshop is designed to help students understand the goal-setting process and implement it as a tool to reach their potential and achieve their educational goals.


  • Learn the importance of goal-setting
  • Understand the definition of goals
  • Explore different types of goals
  • Be able to articulate SMART goals (Smith, H.W., 1994)
  • Develop an awareness regarding roadblocks and obstacles to effective goal setting
  • Learn how to stay focused on achieving goals

Study Tips & Note-Taking Strategies


Do you think you’re ready for your first college exam, test, or quiz? This interactive session will provide you with proven reading, studying, and note-taking strategies for optimal performance in lectures and on exams. Facing the testing situation in college is inevitable. This workshop will show you a comprehensive system of reading, studying, and note-taking for demonstrating mastery of course material and showcasing to your professors what you have learned.


  • Consider the ways in which your learning style influences how you study
  • Take effective notes in college
  • Reconcile class notes with out-of-class notes on your readings
  • Self-evaluate level of preparedness for exams
  • Apply higher-order thinking strategies to study methods
  • Improve performance on multiple-choice exams

The Difference Between High School & College


This interactive workshop helps students to fully understand the new environment in which they will be living and learning. Providing them with a keen understanding of the environment of higher education, it offers students insight into their professors’ vantage point, an appreciation for their responsibilities within the new community, and an understanding of the academic expectations of higher education.

As students transition from high school to college, they are challenged to rethink their attitudes and behaviors related to learning. Students who learn these adjustment strategies and who periodically reflect on these attitudes and behaviors, have an easier time making the necessary changes in order to meet the increased academic demands of college. This interactive video will help students clarify their responsibilities as college students and learn what professors and administrators expect of them both in and out of the classroom. Students will be challenged to think about how they will handle meeting the heightened academic expectations of higher education, and as a result, will feel more prepared as they join this scholarly community.


  • Define the concept of a scholarly community
  • Understand the professor and student contract, a.k.a. the syllabus
  • Explore the idea of intellectual curiosity
  • Distinguish between active and passive learning
  • Consider collaboration, group projects, and teamwork
  • Examine the importance of doing research
  • Differentiate among plagiarism, intellectual property, and academic dishonesty
  • Learn to “claim an education”

Time Management: Strategies For Success


The various aspects of college life place many demands on your time. Psychologists have studied time management practices extensively and have concluded that effective time management practices have a significant influence on college achievement. Consider that academic achievement takes time and you have to complete a large number of tasks in a short period. You may feel overwhelmed and stressed, thus leading you to consider how you might manage your time more effectively. This workshop will help you do just that: manage your time and behavior so that you can achieve academically and still have some room for fun.


  • Strategies to self-regulate learning
  • The 8-8-8 Formula for effective time management
  • To plan for both long and short-term goals
  • How to follow a three-tier time management system for college students: creating a semester schedule, designing a weekly schedule, and making a daily schedule
  • Tips for following through with the time management plan


Laurie L. Hazard

Laurie L. Hazard is a higher education consultant and has over thirty years of operational and strategic experience in the field of student success and higher education administration. Her experience ranges from assessment work to developing innovative services and programs for a wide variety of colleges and universities tailored for their specific populations. As the former Assistant Dean for Student Success at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI, she was responsible for ensuring that students had a positive, thriving experience from matriculation to graduation. For many years, she also taught in the Psychology Department.

Laurie does research and writes about parent involvement, and student personality types and classroom success. She is an award-winning expert on how students can make successful transitions from high school to college. After earning her Masters of Education degree from Boston University in counseling, she received a Doctoral degree from Boston University in Curriculum and Teaching. Laurie is co-author of the book Foundations for Learning, 3rd Edition (2012, Prentice Hall), which is designed to help students make a successful transition to college by encouraging them to take responsibility for and claim their own education. Hazard’s textbook has been adopted by colleges and universities around the country, including Boston University, University of Nevada, and Texas A&M. Richard J. Light, the Walter H. Gale Professor of Education at Harvard University, calls Hazard’s book “a winner for any college student” that is a “beautifully written joy to read.”

Laurie has won numerous awards for her work with first-year students and their parents, including the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition’s Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate; the Learning Assistance Association of New England’s Outstanding Research and Publication Award; the Learning Assistance Association of New England’s Outstanding Service to Developmental Students Award and CRLA Northeast’s Outstanding Service to the Field of Developmental Education Award. Most recently, Laurie and her colleagues received the AHEPPP, Parent and Family Professional Best Institutional Initiative Award and Blackboard Catalyst Award for Student Success.

Laurie’s expertise has garnered national media attention. She has been interviewed and cited as an expert in the Associated Press, Seventeen Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, The Times Picayune, The San Diego Tribune, and Student Affairs Leader. Laurie has also been a guest columnist for the Washington Post’s Answer Sheet: A School Survival Guide for Parents (And Everyone Else). Her articles offer concrete advice for parents of new college students: “How to Help Your Child Adapt to College Life,” and “Parents Should Leave their Kids Alone at College.” Laurie co-authored a book for parents with fellow student success expert, Stephanie Carter, called Your Freshman Is Off To College (2016). This book is the first in their Off To Series. Laurie and Stephanie’s next book Off to College, a student success book, is expected to be out in summer 2023.

What is a live webinar?

A live webinar is an interactive online training. Participants can communicate with the presenter(s) during the event via a live chat feature.

What is an on-demand webinar and how do I get access?

An on-demand training is a previously recorded webinar available online which can be accessed anytime, anywhere. You can register for on-demand trainings at any time. You will receive the recording the week following the live event. The recording is a campus access license and is available for one year from the purchase date.

How long are the webinars?

Webinars range from 60-90 minutes.  Please check each training for the exact timeframe.

How do I register?

You can register online by adding the product to your shopping cart. You can also register by fax (1-866-508-0860), email (, or mail by completing the paper-based registration form. The paper-based registration form is unique to each webinar and is available on each product page. If you are a Go2Knowledge member, you register on your personal dashboard.

Are webinars captioned?

We automatically caption all of our live webinars.

When do I register?

You can register at any time, even the morning of the live event. If the live event has occurred, you can purchase the on-demand training (recording) of the session. You can register for on-demand trainings at any time.

What is the process for attending a live event?

The process is as follows:

  • You will receive the login information within 5 minutes of registering for the webinar.
  • The presentation materials will be available before the live event. Please check the link in the login information email.
  • On the day of the live event, participants can log in 30 minutes prior to the start time. Once logged in, participants can see the PowerPoint slides, ask questions, and make comments via the chat feature.
  • We email participants a link to the recording the Monday following the live event.
Is there a recording available? And how long is the recording good for?

Approximately one week after the conclusion of the live webinar, participants will receive a link to the recording which can be forwarded to all faculty and staff for viewing anytime, anywhere. The recording is a campus access license and is available for one year from the date of the live event.

What are the technical requirements?

Innovative Educators uses Zoom as its web conferencing provider. If you have not previously attended a Zoom event, please Join a Test Meeting  to make sure your computer is compatible with Zoom. Be sure to complete this test prior to the live event. 

What are the benefits of online training?

Cost-Effective: No travel required. Online Training is an innovative way to provide your entire faculty and staff with a variety of professional development opportunities for one low price! The more you train the more you save, as the registration fee is per institution, not per person.

Easy: You will receive a detailed list of instructions via email. If you run into any problems, we're always here to help.

Practical: Our training sessions focus on the most critical and relevant issues facing educators today. Our primary goal is to provide participants with the information, training, and skills necessary to immediately implement positive change at their institutions.

Top-Notch Presenters: Our presenters are subject matter experts and recognized in their field.

Value Added: When you purchase an online training, you also receive a campus-wide access license to the recording for one year. Faculty and staff can access it as often as they like from any location.

Satisfaction Guaranteed: Our online training is 100% guaranteed. If you are not satisfied, we will give you a credit for a future webinar or on-demand training of your choice (of equal or lesser value).

How can we use these trainings?

Flexible Training:

  • Live: Promote and attend a live webinar and debrief immediately following.
  • Hybrid: Distribute the recording to all faculty and staff at the beginning of each month and plan a discussion session at the end of the month to determine how you will implement the strategies presented.
  • On-Demand: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.

In-Service Training: Plan an in-service around a live webinar or schedule a day and time to show the recording in a lecture hall or large conference room and invite faculty and staff to brainstorm and discuss implications for your institution.

Online Faculty and Staff Learning Communities: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.

Staff Recognition: Develop a program around the webinar with monthly themes and recognize the staff members that implement the best idea related to the theme.

Team-Building: Utilize these trainings to develop cross-functional and cross-discipline teams to foster collegiality.

New Employee Training: Include the online training as part of your new employee training program to ensure consistency.

Implementation and Follow-Up: Use the guide and evaluation materials provided by Innovative Educators to plan, implement, and track your progress.

How much does a live webinar or on-demand training cost?

1 Training (Live Webinar or On-Demand Training) - $425 Unlimited connections, campus-wide access license to the recording for one year.

Package Pricing

  • 3 Trainings - $900 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
  • 6 Trainings - $1500 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
  • 12 Trainings - $2200 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
What type of payment do you accept?

You may pay with a credit card (American Express, MasterCard or Visa), PO, check, or electronic transfer of funds. You can email us (, call 303-955-0415 or fax 1.866.508.0860.

Payment terms are net 90 days.

Where do I send payment?

Please mail checks and POs to our mailing address:
Innovative Educators
3277 Carbon Place
Boulder, CO 80301

What is your cancellation policy?

Below is a breakdown of our cancellation policy.

  • 30 days prior: Full refund
  • 14 days prior: $100 processing fee
  • Fewer than 14 days: Credit toward another IE event. Please note that registration for the live webinar includes access to the recording which you can share, as it is a campus access license. We email the recording the Monday following the live event. For questions, please email us or call 303.955.0415.
What is included in the Go2K Membership?

Go2Knowledge is your turnkey solution for ongoing professional development in higher education. Your yearly membership includes unlimited access to approximately 150 live webinars and over 350 of our best on-demand training videos. Go2Knowledge can be customized in numerous ways (add your videos, curate our content, custom tracks, etc.) to meet your professional development needs. If you are interested in a customized option, please schedule a call.

Is the price for Go2K a one-time fee or an annual fee?

The purchase price for Go2K is an annual fee, which includes access to approximately 150 live events/year and 350+ on-demand training workshops.

Are certificates of completion available?

If you have a Go2K membership, your personal dashboard includes automated certificates of completion and can be printed or downloaded after completing the training. You also have a certificate summary that acts as a transcript for all of your completed training. If you do not have a Go2K membership, you can request a certificate of completion from

What kind of reporting is included?

We provide a monthly usage and evaluation report to the designated admin. Upon request, we can provide annual or bi-annual reports. Additionally, designated college administrators have full access to pull reports in real time.

How do staff members access our Go2K site?

After you purchase Go2K, we create a college site and send your specific Go2K url which you can distribute to everyone at the institution. College personnel then simply create a user login to access their personal dashboard. From the dashboard, they can search for specific training topics, register for upcoming live webinars, and view/print certificates of completion.

How do staff members access the on-demand training videos?

All on-demand training is available in a user’s personal dashboard. You can search for specific titles or use the catalog feature to find topics.

Can the Go2Knowledge platform be customized to include college created content or to create learning paths?

Yes. The Go2K platform is fully customizable. You can add your content, curate our content, and/or creating learning paths.  This is a custom upgrade and comes at an additional cost.  To learn more about custom options, please schedule a demo.

How are colleges using Go2O?

Colleges are using Go2O in a variety of ways:

  • As a stand-alone online orientation
  • As an online complement to their face-to-face orientation
  • As an online orientation for their distance learners
  • As an online enrollment checklist to ease the registration process
  • As an online orientation for specific groups (TRIO, Transfer, International, etc.)

Does purchase of Go2O include completion reports?

You can receive completion reports two ways:

  • Automated delivery (ftp dump, email, webhook)
  • Instant access via administrative login

What is the registration checklist and is it included in my Go2O purchase?

The online enrollment checklist is designed to walk students through your enrollment process ensuring they make it to the first day of class! The registration checklist is one of the modules available with Go2O. Based on your purchasing level, the module can be a selection or will be included.

Are there various pricing options available for Go2O?

Yes, we have 4 pricing levels available.

  • Starter
  • Pro
  • Premium
  • Custom

Is Go2O ADA compliant and responsive?

Go2O is ADA accessible and fully responsive on any mobile device, tablet, or computer.

How are colleges using SL?
  • Recruitment
  • Probation/Interventions
  • Career Readiness
  • Learning Centers
  • TRIO Programs
  • IX Training
  • IV Grants
  • With Advisors & Counselors
  • Extended Learning Institute
  • FYE & Student Success Courses
  • Orientation
  • Online FYE Seminar
  • Extra Credit
  • Financial Aid Appeal
  • College Level English Requirement
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Target Online Learners
  • Student Disability Office
  • Writing Center
  • Can be required by faculty
  • Student Success Course

Which workshops are your top rated?

We take quality seriously, and so all of our workshops are top notch in terms of content and look. However, if we know how you plan to use StudentLingo (FYE, Retention, Probation, TRIO, etc.), we can make workshop recommendations.

Funding is a little tight, how many workshops can I get for $XX?

You can buy the entire StudentLingo package (50 workshops) or we offer several a la carte options. Unlike a lot of other software companies, we don’t charge per user, so we can work with any budget. We recommend talking to other departments on campus to increase your purchasing power and to share the cost. Also, we do have a pay model whereby students pay directly. If you are interested in learning more about this option, give us a call.

Is there an admin view?

This is a feature of our platform, but comes at an additional cost. With the admin view, you get access to more advanced reporting, and you have it in real time. With the standard membership, you get monthly reports.

How have other schools leveraged reporting?
  • One of our partners, College of Southern Nevada, used StudentLingo to measure learning outcomes. in a study, one class had access to StudentLingo and the other cohort did not. 92% of the cohort with access to StudentLingo earned a whole letter grade higher than the cohort without StudentLingo.
  • A lot of our partners use the data to justify funding for grants, operating dollars, or for new program development.
  • The evaluation data is particularly useful in identifying what type of learning students prefer and the qualitative takeaways from viewing the workshop.
  • Some of our partners use the data to connect with their student information system, like Banner or Peoplesoft. 
  • I think a great way to get started on how you want to use the data is to ask yourself some questions:
    1. How will I know if StudentLingo was successful?
    2. What do I hope students will gain from access to StudentLingo?
    3. What data is important for me to know in order to show that StudentLingo is a worthwhile purchase?
What is TutorLingo?

TutorLingo is a flexible tutor training plaform and can be purchased at the Bronze, Silver or Gold level to meet your training needs.  Every level consists of a series of 9 Core online training modules that prepare tutors by providing the basic skills necessary to support their peers in becoming more independent and strategic learners. The Silver & Gold purchasing options include TLNow training and our Additional Level 1 or Level 2 training topics, all of which help to achieve Level 1 & 2 of the CRLA Certification.  See our pricing guide for details.

Should the TutorLingo trainings be viewed in any particular order?

No, each training is a stand-alone workshop, and they can be viewed in any order.

Do you offer micro-credentialing for Tutoring Center staff?

Yes, we offer multiple micro-credentials which would serve Tutoring Center teams including Tutoring Center Administration, Mastering Service Excellence, Fostering A Culturally Responsive Campus Through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Supervisory Leadership: Maximizing Productivity & Staff Development.

What is the CRLA?

The CRLA is a group of student-oriented professionals active in the fields of reading, learning assistance, developmental education, tutoring, and mentoring. In 1989, the CRLA created a training program that is considered ‘best-practice’ for tutor training. A fews years ago, Innovative Educators partnered with the CRLA to create supplementary training modules. Our training supports learning centers in achieving level 1 certification through CRLA.

Do CRLA members receive a discount on TutorLingo?

Yes. CRLA members receive a 10% discount on TutorLingo.

Is there an Admin View?

Yes. The admin view is an upgrade and costs $500, but gives you the ability to access completion data more efficiently and in real time. If you don’t want the admin view, we provide monthly usage reports.

What is ParentLingo?

ParentLingo is a go-to resource that institutions can easily share with parents to encourage student independence, growth & success. ParentLingo is a shared resource that recognizes and includes parents as partners in the educational process.

What is the cost?

Please contact us for pricing information.  Email or 504-206-6585.

What features are included?

Standard package:

  • 8 Targeted Modules For Parents Branding (Logo On Every Page)
  • ADA Compliant & Responsive Design
  • Promotional Materials
  • Registration (First Name, Last Name, Email)

Premier Package:

  • 8 Targeted Modules For Parents Branding (Logo On Every Page)
  • ADA Compliant & Responsive Design
  • Promotional Materials
  • Completion Reports & Standard Evaluations
  • Custom Branding (Logo & Institutional Photos)
  • 3 Additional Registration Points
  • Add & Edit Custom Content
  • Customizable Evaluations & Surveys Advanced Reporting
  • Designated Instructional Designer
  • Flexible Pricing (College Payment Option Or Parents Pay Directly)